New Delhi: NHAI on Wednesday stated that it will conduct inspection of all its old bridges to avert Maharashtra like tragedy, in which a British era bridge across Savitri river at Mahad collapsed over a week ago. Clarifying that though the collapsed bridge did not fell under the jurisdiction of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), it said the orders were issued taking cognizance of such incidents.

“Responding with extreme sensitivity to the collapse of Mahad Bridge and as explained earlier in various forums, it is again clarified that the collapsed bridge is not under the jurisdiction of NHAI,” it added. “However, taking cognizance of such happenings, NHAI has asked its field units to get all old bridges under its jurisdiction inspected through Project Director/Independent Engineer/ DPR Consultants for their fitness,” it added.

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